BSP suspends its MP Danish Ali for 'anti-party' activities

In a brief statement, the party's Uttar Pradesh unit said, Mr. Ali, MP from Amroha, has been suspended for anti-party activities

December 09, 2023 05:26 pm | Updated 06:29 pm IST - New Delhi

Danish Ali addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.

Danish Ali addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on December 9 suspended its Lok Sabha member from Amroha parliamentary segment Kunwar Danish Ali for anti-party activities.

“You have been told verbally many times that you should not make any comment contrary to the party’s policies and ideologies, but despite repeated warnings you have been continuously doing so,” reads the letter issued by the party’s national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra.

The letter added, “In the interest of the party, you are being suspended from the membership of the BSP with immediate effect.”

The BSP, however, did not elaborate based on what alleged anti-party activity it acted against Mr. Ali.

The parliamentarian suspension comes as he continues to seek action against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri who used communal slurs against him inside Parliament on September 21. Mr. Bidhuri, on December 7, apologized to the privilege committee of the House for his abusive and objectionable comments.

Mr. Ali, who was earlier with the Janata Dal (Secular), joined the BSP before the 2019 parliamentary polls, and won from Amroha, in Western U.P. by over 63,000 votes. He has taken a contrary stand since the last few months from the BSP by pitching for the need of opposition unity describing the need is greater today than ever before, asking the opposition parties to unite.

On the contrary, the BSP chief Mayawati always affirmed that her party would contest the Lok Sabha 2024 all alone and will not get into alliances.

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